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Second Air Force Academy cadet found dead on campus in same week
Stars & Stripes ^

Posted on 03/29/2020 3:24:00 PM PDT by ameribbean expat

A second cadet has been found dead at the U.S. Air Force Academy, days after officials reported that a “firstie” who was due to graduate in May had died.

Cadets and staff were told in an online briefing on Saturday of the latest death at the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based academy, several members of the institution’s community told Stars and Stripes, asking not to be named because they were not authorized to comment on the incident.

(Excerpt) Read more at stripes.com ...


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Odd.
1 posted on 03/29/2020 3:24:00 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: ameribbean expat

reported that a “firstie” who was due to graduate in May


ok, whats a firstie?


2 posted on 03/29/2020 3:26:55 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: ameribbean expat

Sounds almost like a Monk episode.


3 posted on 03/29/2020 3:28:59 PM PDT by wally_bert (Spend like you were going to the electric chair!)
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To: PeterPrinciple

A cadet is their Senior Year.


4 posted on 03/29/2020 3:30:17 PM PDT by ocrp1982 (ll)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Senior cadet, in their first class year.


5 posted on 03/29/2020 3:30:22 PM PDT by usafa92 (Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America)
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To: PeterPrinciple

A firstie is when Pelosi orders a drink with her loose dentures. Bartender, I’ll take a vodka on the rocks, I’m firstie.


6 posted on 03/29/2020 3:30:27 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Under construction)
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To: PeterPrinciple

A firstie is a senior.


7 posted on 03/29/2020 3:31:23 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ameribbean expat

A firstie is a first class cadet - what is normally called a senior.


8 posted on 03/29/2020 3:31:36 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: PeterPrinciple

A Senior


9 posted on 03/29/2020 3:32:28 PM PDT by The Klingon
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To: ameribbean expat

Hopefully not related “Air Force Academy cadet tests positive for coronavirus”
https://gazette.com/news/air-force-academy-cadet-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/article_0be6de88-708b-11ea-b1c7-9b03ec5b7f67.html


10 posted on 03/29/2020 3:32:32 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: wally_bert

Det. Lt. Joe Kenda retired in Colorado Springs.


11 posted on 03/29/2020 3:32:56 PM PDT by llevrok (Avoid the virus. Don't touch strange knobs.)
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To: ameribbean expat

As a USAFA grad, this is concerning on so many levels. The Academy’s mission is to train officers and warfighters to protect this country. In 2 years, these kids could be flying combat missions, potentially be prisoners of war, and be deployed either fighting or supporting a war. If these kids can’t handle being quarantined and disrupted by something like the coronavirus, then we have much bigger problems in how we are training our future leaders and who we select to admit. Bottom line, is most college students can’t deal with life and service academy cadets are no different. The Academy is broken on so many levels, that I really question the point of them anymore.


12 posted on 03/29/2020 3:35:57 PM PDT by usafa92 (Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America)
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To: llevrok

The 1960 Boy Scout Jamboree was in CS.


13 posted on 03/29/2020 3:37:03 PM PDT by gasport (Pray for the people of Captive China)
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To: ameribbean expat
My first thought is that there is a Goa'uld on the base.

Paging General O'Niel and the SG-1 team!!

14 posted on 03/29/2020 3:38:12 PM PDT by prophetic (Trump is today's DANIEL. Shut the mouth of lions Lord, let his enemies be the Cat Food instead.)
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15 posted on 03/29/2020 3:38:47 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: usafa92

Unfortunately these horrible events tend to occur in clusters. The NYPD had a rash of suicides about eight months ago. Why? Nobody really knows or knows what to do. Sure the Cadets will for the most part will survive and become the warriors and officers you describe. Unfortunately the Superintendent of the USAFA and the Pentagon have no model how to successfully deal with this situation. Sometimes these tragedies result in well meaning actions that are detrimental. Best thing to do if you know a Cadet is to support him or her and let them just talk.


16 posted on 03/29/2020 3:51:52 PM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: gasport

WTH does that have to do with this story???


17 posted on 03/29/2020 3:54:00 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: gasport

50th anniversery of boy scouts celebrated in CS


18 posted on 03/29/2020 4:00:59 PM PDT by thinden (How many Barr haters across America are being paid by Soros to attack Barr.)
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To: Old Yeller

“Bartender, I’ll take a vodka on the rocks, I’m firstie.”


Hey, that was good.


19 posted on 03/29/2020 4:09:43 PM PDT by RCFlyer
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To: PeterPrinciple

A First Class Cadet, fourth year of study, and due to graduate and earn their commission.

What’s going on over there?


20 posted on 03/29/2020 4:12:31 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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